05/17/2014 6:58 PM
Article By: BrooklynCyclones.com Reports
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NEW YORK – May 13, 2014 – The BIG EAST will bring its 2014 Baseball Championship presented by New York Life back to Brooklyn, for a highly anticipated return to the home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, MCU Park, from May 22-25. Located mere steps from Coney Island's famous boardwalk, MCU Park will host the Championships for the first time since 2007.
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The tournament will begin on Thursday, May 22 at 4:00 p.m., and feature the conference’s four top teams vying for a spot in Sunday’s final. Creighton University, St. John’s University and Seton Hall University have all clinched qualifying births, leaving Xavier, Butler, Georgetown and Villanova now vying for the final spot.
“We are excited to bring the BIG EAST Baseball Championships back to Brooklyn, and to such an iconic location as MCU Park and the Coney Island Boardwalk,” said BIG EAST Conference Commissioner Val Ackerman. “The sport of baseball has enjoyed a long and rich history in Brooklyn, and the conference is thrilled to bring our schools to NYC to be a part of the tradition. be a part of the NYC tradition. We look forward to collaborating with the Cyclones for what promises to be a spirited, action-packed event for area fans and families.”
All six games of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship will have live coverage, with the first five live streamed on www.bigeast.com. The title game will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 (FS1). LINACRE Media, a production partner of the BIG EAST Conference, will produce and live stream the opening round games of the BIG EAST Baseball Championship on www.bigeast.com.
ABOUT THE BIG EAST
Headquartered in New York City, the BIG EAST is Butler University, Creighton University, DePaul University, Georgetown University, Marquette University, Providence College, St. John’s University, Seton Hall University, Villanova University, and Xavier University.
The BIG EAST institutions are located in seven of the nation's top 35 largest media markets, including New York, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Cincinnati.